Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Islamic Arts Garden Complex @ Selangor

Where to go in Shah Alam besides the botanical garden? Well, you have another choice here - Islamic Arts Garden Complex which is located next to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque. This is one of the locations we visited during Kembara Kraf Selangor trip organized by UPEN government department and Gaya Travel magazine to promote arts and crafts in Malaysia.

 

The Islamic Arts Garden Complex is a centre of Islamic arts heritage with exhibitions on Islamic calligraphy and Quran manuscripts and well as Islamic architecture, interior design, sculptures and paintings.

 

I'm not Muslim, most of the thing here I can't understand especially those written in Jawi words. But the big signboard at the lobby is a bit catchy. I do read bible and what I know about Adam is he was the first human being God made. There is a record of the mantel he wore, 29 meters long and the width of his shoulder is 9 meters. It is estimated his height is 27432 cm (roughly 150 times of human height nowadays) as pictured at the signboard. So if Adam is here, we are all dwarf.

 

There is a place here like a museum. The entrance gives the visitors' first impression of walking into the past history perhaps of the rocky cave look of the interior design.
  

 The chair

Noah's ark
Some of the stories in old testament are very interesting till I can remember well. Noah (نوح Nuh in Arabic), a significant person in the bible together with his family chosen and saved by God. Noah  and his ark story goes like this:

The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”
And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. 14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.
17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.[a][b] 21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days. (source: here)

There are many similarities in term of the stories told in Qur'an and Bible. Take a look here for those interested.

 

One of the episodes involves Jesus making clay birds, which he then proceeds to bring to life, an act also attributed to Jesus in Quran 5:110 (source:here)



 

The real size of tomb of Abraham (Ibrāhīm ابراهيم) is 27cm * 14cm * 10cm. The picture shown is a replica of Abraham's tomb.





Replica of Prophet Muhammad's house



Musolla of Prophet Muhammad....I searched google translate but can't find the meaning of musolla


 

Replica of khuf (leather socks) wore by Prophet Muhammad

 

Ingredients to make flour for Prophet Muhammad's bread


 

The water bottle of Prophet Muhammad

 

The dining place of Prophet Muhammad 

 

Having a photo outside of the replica of the residence of Prophet Muhammad

 

After the visiting tour at the museum, we were brought into a small hall for the khat writing lesson. We used the stick as shown above to write.

 

Before we began to write, we had to shape the stick ourselves into a pencil shape using the bladder. It was impossible without the help of the khat teacher. LOL

 

That's my final artwork. I have no idea what I wrote, I just follow the pencil writing at the paper and 'colouring' with the squid ink. Hehe I got compliment from the teacher and my Malay friends. So it might be the outcome of my hard work last time during my primary school for the endless Chinese Caligraphy homework.  


Operation hour:
Tuesday- Sunday ​:
09.30 pagi - 05.30 petang
(Close on Monday)
 

Address:
Kompleks Taman Seni Islam,
Seksyen 14,
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Phone ​: 03-5511 9001​
​Fax ​: 03-​5512 3788

15 comments:

  1. This place looks very interesting. Kisses Emily :)

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  2. This is the type of exhibition I will want to visit outstanding post.

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    1. thank you very much for your compliment

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  5. Mussola mean place to pray..

    Prophet of Muhammad is last and bring the truth of religion

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    1. ok thank you for your explanation
      that's Muslim's view

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  6. Nice place for get more knowledge ^-^

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